NEW YEAR'S IDEA: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Year's Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. I think it'll be a good way for me to keep stuff in perspective.
Christmas or New Year's gift. Labeled jar and pen. Throughout the year, write down memories that make you smile. On New Year's Eve, open and re-read all of the good stuff that made the year wonderful. Maybe have a 'God Thing' and 'Happy Memories' jars.